George A. Scott, 74, died peacefully at home in Albany on June 21, 2019.
George was born in St. Louis, MO to James L. Scott (deceased) and Pearlie Mae Abbott Scott and was raised in Rome, NY. He is survived by his adoring wife of 32 years, Connie of Albany, two brothers; William Scott, and wife Bonnie of Rome, NY and James Scott, and wife Cora of Chester Springs, PA, three sons; Chevon Scott, and wife Trish of North Carolina, Damian Scott of New Jersey and George Scott Jr., and wife Danielle of Florida, his mother ; Pearlie Mae Scott of Rome, NY, mother-in-law Angela Balasco, sisters-in-law Mary Anne Gunther, and husband Philip, Sandra Willett, and husband Chris, Jo Anne Masucci, and husband Michael, four grandchildren; Nicole, Keira, Shea and C.J. and six nephews and nieces. He will also be missed by his loyal Coton de Tulear dog, Josi.
A retired executive of the Ford Motor Company and its Lincoln-Mercury Division, after over 30 years of service, Mr. Scott had a brilliant professional career in the automotive industry during its most challenging decades. He was known and respected throughout the states of New York and New Jersey as the key management interface between corporate-and- dealerships, and left an indelible mark on the Ford system in that capacity.
Mr. Scott was educated in Rome at St. Mary’s School and St. Aloysius Academy, was a cum laude graduate of Niagara University, and did graduate work at New York University. A member of the ROTC at Niagara, he was its much decorated Commander of the Corps. He enjoyed an illustrious high school, American Legion and college varsity athletic career in basketball, baseball, and wrestling. Learning golf at the age of forty, he quickly excelled, having to his credit 2 official holes-in-one and, after the age of 70, having “shot his age” twice.
Funeral services will be private.